Jason Miklian

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Academic interests

  • The "Business for Peace" paradigm in conflict-affected and fragile states
  • Business engagement in development policy
  • Crisis, climate and conflict
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues
  • Development theory

Miklian's primary topic of study is of the role of businesses as peacebuilders, specifically the 'Business for Peace' paradigm of business engagements in global peacebuilding and development activities in conflict-affected and fragile states. This thematic interest explores the arenas where conflict, governance and commerce meet, studying how demands for social responsibility (Primarily through the ESG paradigm) and market access by international consumer goods firms can influence how business, governance and violent conflict intersect in fragile countries and how these interactions contrast around the world. 

Miklian's regional focus includes field study in Colombia, Bangladesh, and at the United Nations, among other areas. Miklian also has significant previous regional experience in South Asian conflict resolution and regional security, with publications on media and foreign policy in Nepal, the Maoist insurgency in India, political ecologies of war and conflict diamonds in support. 

Background

Miklian holds a PhD in Development Studies from NMBU (Norway) and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Miklian has conducted extensive fieldwork in South Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2005, with over one dozen medium or long-term fieldwork visits, leading projects with international partnerships and institutional collaborations. In addition to extensive publication on the above topics, Miklian has written for or been cited in an expert capacity by the New York Times, the BBC, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, France 24, The Guardian (UK), NRK (Norway), The Hindu (India) and National Public Radio (USA) among various media outlets.

Positions held

  • Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2012-2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2016-2017
Tags: Business for Peace, peacebuilding, ESG, CSR, Colombia, climate and conflict, Bangladesh, crisis, global business, responsible business, natural disasters

Publications

  • Miklian, Jason & Katsos, John E (2022). A New Crisis Playbook - Special Issue Supplement. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John E; Rettberg, Angelika & Oetzel, Jennifer (2021). The Power of Community Partnerships in Times of Crisis. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Miklian, Jason; Bull, Benedicte; Ganson, Brian; Katsos, John E; Cechvala, Sarah & Hoelscher, Kristian [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). What Covid-19 Taught Us About Doing Business During a Crisis. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Katsos, John E & Miklian, Jason (2021). A New Crisis Playbook for an Uncertain World. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2021). SMEs and Exogenous Shocks: A Conceptual Literature Review and Future Research Agenda. International Small Business Journal. ISSN 0266-2426. doi: 10.1177/02662426211050796. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miklian, Jason & Barkemeyer, Ralf (2021). Business, peacebuilding, violent conflict and sustainable development in Myanmar: presenting evidence from a new survey dataset. Journal of Asia Business Studies. ISSN 1558-7894. p. 1–18. doi: 10.1108/JABS-11-2020-0428. Full text in Research Archive
  • jeppesen, Soren & Miklian, Jason (2020). Research in the time of Covid-19. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 47(2), p. 207–217. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2020.1780714.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2020). Entrepreneurial strategies to address rural-urban climate-induced vulnerabilities: Assessing adaptation and innovation measures in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 12(21), p. 1–19. doi: 10.3390/su12219115. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte & Miklian, Jason (2019). Towards Global Business Engagement with Development Goals? Multilateral Institutions and the SDGs in a Changing Global Capitalism. Business and Politics. ISSN 1369-5258. 21(4), p. 445–463. doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.27. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miklian, Jason (2019). The Role of Business in Sustainable Development and Peacebuilding: Observing Interaction Effects. Business and Politics. ISSN 1369-5258. 21(4). doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.28.
  • Miklian, Jason & Schouten, Peer (2019). Broadening ‘business’, widening ‘peace’: a new research agenda on business and peace-building. Conflict, Security and Development. ISSN 1467-8802. 19(1), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1561612.
  • Miklian, Jason (2019). Contextualising and theorising economic development, local business and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar . Conflict, Security and Development. ISSN 1467-8802. 19(1), p. 55–78. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1561624. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John & Alluri, Rina (2019). What's Old is New Again: Bridging Business and Peacebuilding from the 17th to the 21st Century. In Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John & Alluri, Rina (Ed.), Business, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development. Routledge. ISSN 9780367175030. p. 5–23.
  • Miklian, Jason & Rettberg, Angelika (2019). From War-Torn to Peace-Torn? Mapping Business Strategies in Transition from Conflict to Peace in Colombia. In Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John & Alluri, Rina (Ed.), Business, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development. Routledge. ISSN 9780367175030. p. 145–168. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2925244.
  • Barkemeyer, Ralf & Miklian, Jason (2019). Responsible Business in Fragile Contexts: Comparing Perceptions from Domestic and Foreign Firms in Myanmar. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 11(3). doi: 10.3390/su11030598.
  • Miklian, Jason (2018). Mapping Business–Peace Interactions: Opportunities and Recommendations. Business, Peace and Sustainable Development. ISSN 2059-1586. 10(1), p. 3–27. doi: 10.9774/tandf.8757.2017.de.00002.
  • Schouten, Peer & Miklian, Jason (2018). The business–peace nexus: 'business for peace' and the reconfiguration of the public/private divide in global governance. Journal of International Relations and Development. ISSN 1408-6980. doi: 10.1057/s41268-018-0144-2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miklian, Jason & Medina Bickel, Juan Pablo (2018). Theorizing Business and Local Peacebuilding Through the “Footprints of Peace” Coffee Project in Rural Colombia. Business & Society. ISSN 0007-6503. doi: 10.1177/0007650317749441. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miklian, Jason & Upadhyaya, Anjoo (2017). Does international aid help women peacebuilders in Nepal? In Kolås, Åshild (Eds.), Women, Peace and Security in Nepal: From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Routledge. ISSN 9781138067349. p. 85–110. doi: 10.4324/9781315158723-6.
  • Miklian, Jason (2017). The Dark Side of New Business: Local Development and Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar. Harvard International Review. ISSN 0739-1854. 38(4), p. 66–72. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2925290.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2017). Smart Cities, Mobile Technologies and Social Cohesion in India. Indian Journal of Human Development (IJHD). ISSN 0973-7030. 11(1), p. 1–16. doi: 10.1177/0973703017712871.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2017). A new research approach for Peace Innovation. Innovation and Development. ISSN 2157-930X. 8(2), p. 189–207. doi: 10.1080/2157930X.2017.1349580.
  • Oetzel, Jennifer & Miklian, Jason (2017). Multinational enterprises, risk management, and the business and economics of peace. Multinational Business Review. ISSN 1525-383X. 25(4), p. 270–286. doi: 10.1108/MBR-09-2017-0064. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Miklian, Jason & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2017). Conflict, Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian Security: Understanding Violent Attacks Against Aid Workers. International Peacekeeping. ISSN 1353-3312. 24(4), p. 538–565. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2017.1321958.
  • Miklian, Jason & Schouten, Peer (2016). From Boardrooms to Battlefields: 5 New Ways That Businesses Claim to Build Peace. Harvard International Review. ISSN 0739-1854. 37(2), p. 1–4.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian & Miklian, Jason (2016). A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation. Harvard International Review. ISSN 0739-1854. 37(4).
  • Miklian, Jason & Birkvad, Ida Roland (2016). Religion, poverty and conflict in a garbage slum of Ahmedabad. International Area Studies Review. ISSN 2233-8659. 19(1), p. 60–75. doi: 10.1177/2233865916631925.
  • Gilboa, Eytan; Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; Miklian, Jason & Robinson, Piers (2016). Moving media and conflict studies beyond the CNN effect. Review of International Studies. ISSN 0260-2105. 42(4), p. 654–672. doi: 10.1017/S026021051600005X.
  • Miklian, Jason & Rane, Sangeeta (2015). India's Dangerous Digital Curfews. Foreign policy. ISSN 0015-7228. 2015(12).
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2014). A Tale of New Cities. Harvard International Review. ISSN 0739-1854. 36(1), p. 13–18.
  • Miklian, Jason (2014). The Past, Present and Future of the 'Liberal Peace'. Strategic Analysis. ISSN 0970-0161. 38(4), p. 493–507. doi: 10.1080/09700161.2014.918426.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Hot Rods. Foreign policy. ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Miklian, Jason & Schouten, Peer (2013). Fluid Markets. Foreign policy. ISSN 0015-7228. 44(5).
  • Kolås, Åshild & Miklian, Jason (2013). Facing the future: Responding to human security in India. In Miklian, Jason & Kolås, Åshild (Ed.), India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. Routledge. ISSN 978-0415830683.
  • Kolås, Åshild & Miklian, Jason (2013). Introduction. In Miklian, Jason & Kolås, Åshild (Ed.), India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. Routledge. ISSN 978-0415830683.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian & Miklian, Jason (2013). The violence of migration from Bangladesh to India. In Miklian, Jason & Kolås, Åshild (Ed.), India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. Routledge. ISSN 978-0415830683.
  • Miklian, Jason Troy & Carney, Scott (2013). Corruption, Justice and Violence in Democratic India. SAIS Review. ISSN 0036-0775. 33(1), p. 37–49. doi: 10.1353/sais.2013.0011.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Rough Cut. Foreign policy. ISSN 0015-7228.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Miklian, Jason & Vadlamannati, Krishna Chaitanya (2012). Hearts and mines: A district-level analysis of the Maoist conflcit in India. International Area Studies Review. ISSN 2233-8659. 15(2), p. 141–160. doi: 10.1177/2233865912447022.
  • Miklian, Jason & Roecker, Scott (2012). Fire in the Sky. Foreign policy. ISSN 0015-7228.

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  • Miklian, Jason & Carney, Scott (2022). The Vortex: A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 978-0062985415. 598 p.
  • Miklian, Jason; Rettberg, Angelika & Medina, Daniel (2021). A los 5 años del acuerdo: ¿cómo va la paz en Colombia? Universidad de los Andes. ISBN 978-3-16-148410-0. 23 p.
  • Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John & Alluri, Rina (2019). Business, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development. Routledge. ISBN 9780367175030. 265 p.
  • Miklian, Jason & Kolås, Åshild (2013). India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415830683. 256 p.

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  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Rural-Urban Climate-Induced Vulnerabilities and Local Conflict: Theorizing Innovation Measures for Local Peace in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). History Unplugged Podcast: The Vortex. [Internet]. Podcast - History Unplugged.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Conflict, Climate Change and Bangladesh: The Vortex Book discussion.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Climate, Conflict and Bangladesh: The Vortex Book discussion.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Climate, Conflict and Bangladesh: The Vortex Book Launch discussion.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Climate, Conflict and Bangladesh: The Vortex.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Climate and Conflict: The Vortex discussion at George Washington University.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Reversing Climate Change Podcast: The Vortex.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). AmWriting podcast: The Vortex. [Radio]. #AmWriting.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). How to Navigate Reputational Risks in the Ukraine Crisis. [Internet]. BRINK.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). ‘The Vortex’ Review: A Storm of Political Violence. [Newspaper]. Wall Street Journal.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Huida de Moscu de las compañias establece duros precedentes. [Newspaper]. Diario Financerio .
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Companies’ flight from Moscow - Irish Times. [Newspaper]. Irish Times.
  • Miklian, Jason (2022). Companies’ flight from Moscow sets some hard precedents. [Newspaper]. Financial Times.
  • Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John E & Forrer, John (2022). In Light of Russia Sanctions, Consider Your Conditions for Doing Business in Other Countries. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2022). Designing Peace. Smithsonian Contribution to Museum Conservation. ISSN 1949-2359.
  • Miklian, Jason & Katsos, John E (2021). Podcast: A New Crisis Playbook.
  • Miklian, Jason; Katsos, John E & McClelland, Patrick L. (2021). Building a Culture That Can Withstand a Crisis. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • Miklian, Jason (2021). Business and Peacebuilding: Peace Innovators or False Prophets?
  • Miklian, Jason (2021). Business and Peacebuilding: Peace Innovators or False Prophets?
  • Miklian, Jason & Rettberg, Angelika (2021). Empresarios y transición en Colombia: De un abrazo cálido a un saludo reservado.
  • Miklian, Jason (2021). Thriving Under Uncertainty - Academic Lessons.
  • Miklian, Jason (2021). Thriving in the Era of Uncertainty.
  • Miklian, Jason (2021). Thriving in Uncertainty and Crisis: Management Lessons from Companies in Conflict Zones.
  • Miklian, Jason & Barkemeyer, Ralf (2021). Business, Peacebuilding and Conflict in Myanmar: Evidence from a New Survey Dataset. Harvard Dataverse.
  • Bull, Benedicte; Miklian, Jason & Katsos, John E (2019). China's conflict with the NBA shows why companies can't face social change by themselves. Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Miklian, Jason (2019). China's conflict with the NBA shows why companies can't force social change by themselves. The Washington Post.
  • Miklian, Jason & Oetzel, Jennifer (2018). Here’s why #BoycottTheNRA worked so quickly. The Washington Post.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv & Miklian, Jason (2017). Information technology can help build peace. This is how. Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286.
  • Hoelscher, Kristian & Miklian, Jason (2017). Can Innovators be Peacebuilders? A Peace Innovation Action Plan. Global Policy. ISSN 1758-5880.
  • Miklian, Jason & Banik, Dan (2017). New Business: The Private Sector as a New Global Development Player. Global Policy. ISSN 1758-5880.
  • Miklian, Jason (2017). The Future of Business, Peace and Human Rights in the Donald Trump Era. Global Policy. ISSN 1758-5880. 8(1).
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2016). On the Future of Cities. Ny Tid. ISSN 0809-9049.
  • Miklian, Jason; Hoelscher, Kristian & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2016). What makes a country dangerous for aid workers? The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Humanitarian business. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 50(4), p. 538–539.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Beyond resource wars: scarcity, environmental degradation and international cooperation. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 50(4), p. 534–534.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Twitter. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 50(3), p. 430–430.
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). How to Look Good in a War: Justifying and Challenging State Violence. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 50(3), p. 431–431.
  • Miklian, Jason & Katsos, John E (2021). The Role of Business in the Myanmar Coup & The Crisis in Lebanon. American University in Cairo.
  • Miklian, Jason; Ganson, Brian; Miller, Benjamin R. & Cechvala, Sarah (2021). Role of the Private Sector in Peacebuilding. Global Affairs Canada.
  • Medina, Daniel; Miklian, Jason & Rettberg, Angelika (2019). Corporate Strategies to Assist Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Colombia. PRIO. 2019(2019).
  • Miklian, Jason; Medina, Daniel & Rettberg, Angelika (2019). Estrategias empresariales para apoyar la construcción de paz en Colombia . PRIO. 2019(1).
  • Medina, Daniel; Miklian, Jason & Rettberg, Angelika (2019). Corporate Strategies to Assist Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Colombia. PRIO. 2019(1).
  • Miller, Ben; Cechvala, Sarah; Ganson, Brian & Miklian, Jason (2019). A Seat at the Table: Capacities and Limitations of Private Sector Peacebuilding. CDA Collaborative Learning.
  • Kolås, Åshild; Sinha, Uttam Kumar; Miklian, Jason; Beri, Ruchita; Jacobsen, Elida K. U. & Kazi, Reshmi [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). India in the World: Emerging Perspectives on Global Challenges. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-860-1. 2018(2018).
  • Miklian, Jason; Horst, Cindy; Rolandsen, Øystein H. & Schouten, Peer (2018). Business and Peacebuilding: Seven Ways to Maximize Positive Impact. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-872-4.
  • Miklian, Jason & Hoelscher, Kristian (2016). A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-739-0. 2016(25).
  • Miklian, Jason (2016). How Businesses Can Be Effective Local Peacebuilders – Evidence from Colombia. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-745-1. 2016(27).
  • Miklian, Jason & Medina Bickel, Juan Pablo (2016). ¿Cómo pueden las empresas ser constructoras de paz efectivas a nivel local? Evidencia de Colombia. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-763-5. 2016(27).
  • Vivekanandan, Jayashree & Miklian, Jason (2016). Bringing the region back in? Deciphering India’s engagement with South Asia. Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). 2016(3).
  • Sharma, Devika & Miklian, Jason (2016). India’s global foreign policy engagements – a new paradigm? Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). 2016(4).
  • Mishra, Atul & Miklian, Jason (2016). The evolving domestic drivers of Indian foreign policy. NOREF. 2016(1).
  • Miklian, Jason & Sahoo, Niranjan (2016). Supporting a More Inclusive and Responsive Urban India. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-668-3. 2016(3).
  • Hoelscher, Kristian; Miklian, Jason & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2015). Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-646-1. 2015(6).
  • Miklian, Jason (2013). Exposing and Limiting the Global Trade in Conflict Diamonds. PRIO. ISSN 978-82-7288-530-3.

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